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August 19-20 | San Diego, CA
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Tuesday, August 20 • 15:15 - 15:55
State of IBM POWER Support on FreeBSD - Piotr Kubaj*

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FreeBSD is currently the only open-source operating system other than Linux that can run on modern POWER platforms. Its advantages (ZFS file system, jails, and conservative approach) encourage some users to use it instead of Linux-based systems.
In my project, I build the whole package repository on a POWER9 server and fix software that fails to build. In this talk, I review the state of things on three currently supported POWER architectures - powerpc, powerpcspe and powerpc64. I also talk about the challenges encountered when porting software to FreeBSD on POWER and the current work in progress.

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Piotr Kubaj

sysadmin and FreeBSD developer
Piotr Kubaj is a sysadmin and FreeBSD developer from Poland with an interest *BSD operating systems, open-source firmware (coreboot and OpenPOWER) and IBM POWER architecture. He works on improving software support on FreeBSD on POWER architecture and maintains several ports.



Tuesday August 20, 2019 15:15 - 15:55
Harbor Ballroom F (Track 3)
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